Local Government in all its forms is a large employer and influencer within the wider-public sector and its ability to impact change continues to grow. Recognising the need to continually evolve our local body institutions and ensure they are future proof to meet upcoming challenges, this event will bring together experts in the sector together to discuss the key issues faced by local government and how we can change to meet these.
With local body elections just around the corner, this topic is of prime importance and we’re excited to facilitate this important discussion.
Our panelists are:
Michael Macaulay is Professor of Public Administration at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. He was previously Professor of Public Management at Teesside University (UK), and has held visiting professor posts in the UK and South Africa.
Michael’s research interests are ethics, integrity and anti-corruption within a public management and policy context, frequently with a local government focus. He has written extensively on UK local government ethics, regulation and standards of conduct and his work was utilised by agencies such as the Standards Board for England, the Committee for Standards in Public Life, and others. He has co-edited special issues of Policy Quarterly looking at local government issues in NZ and has regularly worked with LGNZ and SOLGM. Outside of local government, Michael has also co-authored evaluations on NZ Police and the State Services Commission. He has advised SSC, SFO, MoJ, and numerous other agencies on anti-corruption, workplace misconduct and whistleblowing. Away from academia, Michael worked for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, and also spent seven years as a judge in the UK (Teesside Bench). He has served on a number of school Boards in the Kapiti Coast area.
Dr Mike Reid, Principal Policy Advisor, LGNZ
Mike has been employed at LGNZ since 1996 during which time he has worked in a diverse range of policy areas including local governance, elected member development, legislative change, social policy, relationships with Maori and local democracy. Mike completed his PhD in public policy in 2011 and is currently on the board of the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies. He speaks regularly on local government matters and has published widely.
Anne Molineux, Associate Director, Deloitte
Anne is a past elected member of the Kapiti District Council, being the youngest elected member of the KDC at that time. Following on from her career as an elected official, Anne now works as an Associate Director in Deloitte’s Consulting Strategy and Business Design practice. Anne’s particular passion is in supporting social services to better support vulnerable people. Her work has included large scale change programmes in the social housing, child care and protection and health sectors.